Monday, February 28, 2011

Green Eggs and Ham Activities

To commemorate Dr.Seuss’s birthday many families and schools like to focus on Seuss activities in the month of March.  I am a big fan of Dr. Seuss because I think he taught extraordinary lessons to children all while entertaining them with his whimsical rhymes.   Here are some activities to go along with his “Green Eggs and Ham” book:
1.       Make scrambled eggs with green food coloring
This is very simple but kids love it.  Just make scrambled eggs as you always would but add a few drops a green food coloring to it.  Some kids will love it and gobble it up.  For those that don’t I’ve also put the eggs in a sensory table and just let them play with them. 

2.       Make a list of food the child likes and one the child doesn’t like
This is a great opportunity to have your child try new foods.  Talk about some foods the child doesn’t like but hasn’t tried.  Since the main character in the story is brave enough to try something new it may encourage your child to do the same.  This is a great activity for a picky eater.

3.       Have a food tasting, trying all new exotic foods
I like to pick easy foods my child hasn’t tried before like exotic fruits or different kinds of cheeses.  Encourage them to use all of their senses, noting the colors of the food, what it smells like, and the texture of it.  I’ve even made charts so we can decide which one we’d like to eat again.
Food Tasting Chart

4.       Pick out the rhyming words and make rhyming cards
Each card should have the word written on it as well as a picture, you can decide how much of the work the child should do based on age.  Once the cards are completed you can play the memory game.   Just turn all of the cards over and take turns flipping them over two at a time.  If the words rhyme you get a pair if not turn them back over and let the other person go.

5.       Continue the rhyme
After you’re done reading the book help the child think of more rhymes, for example, “would you like it at a game, would you like it in a frame?”  This is a good opportunity to get silly while learning.

6.       Green Eggs and Ham Word Search
I added a word search for you to print below.
Word Search

7.       Play an online game
This is a link to a cute Green Eggs and Ham game:

8.   Watch the movie
Here’s a link to a good youtube.com video:
Green Eggs and Ham Movie

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5 Comments:

At March 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Sue said...

Awww...how fun!

 
At March 5, 2011 at 9:05 PM , Blogger AkronOhioMoms.com said...

what a fun idea. My kids love the book so it would be easy to relate. New follower from the MBC Blog Hop. www.AkronOhioMoms.com

 
At March 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Anonymous Mia@Freebies and Cheapies said...

My son's school lets them wear pajamas and they have green eggs and ham for breakfast.Stopping by from the Retail Therapy blog hop.

 
At March 8, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Blogger kiwibyrd said...

Returning the follow. Love these ideas! My son loves Dr. Seuss : )

 
At February 9, 2012 at 2:02 AM , Blogger Me! said...

Hi, I love your ideas! I really loved the food tasting activity and I think so did my kids. We kept saying, but "I do not like ___ and ___." It was fun!

Anyway, I wanted to share a game board I made to go with this book, please check it out...

http://www.bellemerlearning.com/2012/02/09/literacy-bag-green-eggs-ham/

 

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